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  • @Amitshir, the weather in Egypt in June is blisteringly hot (their hot season is between May and October), so you need to prepare for serious heat. However, as with most desert climates, Egypt can get surprisingly chilly at night so do take at least…
  • Unfortunately CheersT is quite right @Willy69. To get a visa you will need to prove compelling ties to your home country (which I'm assuming is Nigeria). A letter from the institution you're studying at outlining that you have paid for your studies …
  • @aleciabane, check out the Maharajas Express website for the price of tickets and other details about the various journeys on offer: http://www.maharajas-express-india.com/
  • Hi Mike, Idaho is indeed about the outdoorsy stuff. I have heard very good things about Sun Valley and it is by far and away the most renowned ski resort of the state. If you do visit Boise there is snow fun to be had in the nearby Bogus Basin Mount…
  • @sonic, this is a continuation of a former conversation and it is confusing out of context. Please go and post it in the thread you originally started and which people have already responded to.
  • Just to clarify @karim12, you are saying that you are planning a holiday in Germany and will only be spending one night at home in Tunisia? You have left it a bit late to apply for a Schengen visa from any country at this point, but yes, you could t…
  • @nazeem, can I suggest that you try this forum: http://www.expatarrivals.com/answers They specialise in expat-related questions and may be able to advise you. I can say, however, that I know of two older men working very successfully in Dubai.
  • @leolevan, it is always best to direct these questions to the cruise operator. It is passengers' responsibility to organise whatever visas they need for the cruise but the company should be more than happy to advise you. As far as I can see Georgian…
  • Thanks @larryblank! You've become a good contributor to this forum yourself.
  • @adams78, don't bother appealing the decision, as appealing can take a very long time. It is better to just re-apply (to the Italian embassy again, with a stronger application, or to another country in the Schengen zone). Just note that if you apply…
  • Argentinian Patagonia is just wonderful for nature lovers. So beautiful and pristine, with interesting little towns to stay in. It was my favourite part of the country. Check out the WT Argentina Travel Guide for a summary of the main tourist attrac…
  • Wowza @oneheart17! Thanks for sharing your story - it might help others researching safety in Uruguay. Would you mind telling us which neighbourhood this happened in?
  • @Bachi_Jigar, my main concern here is that you are considering visiting this family you do not know in Karachi - please don't do that. Also, consider whether Pakistan is a place you could see yourself living as this man's wife if you were to get mar…
  • Alethia is quite correct @suzie77. Generally passports need to have at least three months of validity for a visit to Spain, which would mean you don't have enough time on yours. However, some nationalities don't require that much. Just let us know w…
  • @nervien, you mean you are looking for a travel agent in Jordan? Or Egypt?
  • Hi @jpeter. I have never been to Russia personally, but I have heard that the Trans-Siberian Railway is an incredible option for traversing the country. It is one of the world's most famous train journeys and would certainly allow you to see gloriou…
  • @nicegurl, what is your nationality? It is impossible to answer visa-related questions without knowing.
  • Alethia is absolutely correct @dwilliamburg, I doubt you'll face much trouble for your child travelling on her UK passport. But I must emphasise that you will need that unabridged birth certificate to travel to South Africa with your child. Most air…
  • @afaria83, I'm sorry to hear your family are in need of this kind of help, but all of the stuff you list can be bought cheaply and easily in South Africa. I think therefore that it would be much easier and cheaper to send them a gift voucher or some…
  • Hi @suzyg29. I'm going to leave this question on our forum in case somebody wants to offer an answer, but this is primarily a travel forum. I recommend you also post your question on the forum of Expat Arrivals as they specialise in relocation and i…
  • Alethia is absolutely right - this sounds like a classic scam. Perhaps if your boyfriend's mom reads about similar scams she will realise how suspicious it all is.
  • Having said all that, we always recommend having six months of passport validity for travel because that way you know that your bases are covered no matter what.
  • @golfer, if you are British and travelling on a British passport you needn't worry about validity entering the UK - those rules usually don't apply to citizens returning to their home country. I'm not sure what your residency situation is in New Zea…
  • Good luck @sanjit. Please do come back to let us know.
  • Alethia is right, @levie, it is standard procedure to travel with two passports if you have active visas in your old one. Just present both at immigration and you should have no problem.
  • I'm afraid we really can't answer you for sure @igbins - we just have no way of knowing if the visa will be granted. Unfortunately there is no time limit on appeals so even if your visa is granted it may take a long time. Good luck!
  • Thanks for that useful alert @Jakrawoot. Is it common for the national park to close during monsoon season or is this unusual? I had thought the worst months for monsoon flooding in Thailand were September and October, particularly in the northern a…
  • @sabir2323 unfortunately Alethia and CheersT are correct, even when a country has granted you a visa in advance they reserve the right to refuse you entry at the border. That's why even with a valid visa travellers are supposed to carry all the supp…
  • Oh and you will need a passport valid for at least six months upon your arrival in Dubai to qualify for a visa.
  • Right, you don't need a transit visa if you stay in the airport, as I'm sure you know. And it is a very well-equipped airport with all the restaurants and shops and lounges you might expect. As far as leaving the airport for a few hours is concerned…